Clickbank is a system that works really well for authors and also SEO marketers. This is because within its system is a multi-tiered marketing system that gets affiliate marketers selling your book for you. If you have a good product you will suddenly find all sorts of professional marketers promoting your book like mad as well as web masters putting the link to your book on their site. The key is to base the book on a popular trend in the first place.
It costs fifty dollars to register five titles with Clickbank. You must have two .com web pages – one to serve as an introductory page to the product and another that serves as a Thank You Page to confirm your client has paid for the product.
The idea is that people click on one of your affiliate’s link and they are led to the Clickbank site. They are then referred to your web page describing the product. If they like it they can press a Buy Now button that leads them to Clickbank’s payment processing system. Clickbank takes its cut of your affiliate’s profits and deposits the remainder in your account.
If you are not good with maintaining your website then Clickbank is not for you. You also have to be on top of emails requesting the book so that your customers get it right away. If your product is late more than twenty-four hours Clickbank can suspend your account. Of course to avoid this problem entirely you can get a website that automatically delivers electronic informational products directly to your clients.
Another good thing about Clickbank is that you are the one that decides what your affiliates get for selling your book. For instance if your ebook is $24.00 you would still get $12.00 per book if it really took off.
Clickbank only pays by checks that are mailed out so that they reach you on the fifteenth of every month. This can be a drawback if you are not American, as you have to wait quite a bit of time for their checks to clear.